To effectively and efficiently manage waste.
CITIES, COMMUNITIES18The local government, development authority, or waste management service provider/s must meet the below requirements.
100% coverage of all types of buildings or city population by waste management services for municipal solid waste.
For cities which have not achieved a 100% coverage of all types of buildings or city population of all types and applicable buildings by waste management services, provide a roadmap for achieving the same within 3 years of certification or at the time of LEED recertification.
Solid Waste Management PlanProvide solid waste management plan, adopted or updated within the last five years, to meet the following requirements:
- Segregation – Waste must be sorted and segregated. Sorting must be done into minimum four categories - organic, recyclables, electronic waste (e-waste), and others. For areas where source segregation is not undertaken, central sorting facility must be provided.
- Waste Storage and Collection – Comply with the ‘Requirement’ sections of U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 40, Volume 26, Part 243 on Storage, Safety and Collection (or local, state or national equivalent, whichever is more stringent).
- Waste Handling and Processing Facility – Total waste collected should be transported to the waste handling and processing facility situated within or outside the city boundary for further handling and processing of organic and inorganic waste. It must be either be centralized or decentralized. This facility must ensure that waste from registered project is only handled by them and not from any other source. In addition, all the organic waste should be stored in non-corrosive container with lid cover and recyclable and e-waste in a place with firm waterproof base at central waste handling and processing facility.
- Organic waste comprising of all food waste and yard waste i.e. yard trimmings, dry leaves and wasted manure must be transported to organic waste treatment facility for converting it into compost via composting or biogas via anaerobic digestion.
- All the recyclable waste should be sorted into minimum six categories Including paper, corrugated cardboard, glass, plastic, metal, and send to material recovery facility for treatment. For e-waste management refer MR Credit Material Recovery.
- Landfill should meet the requirements of EPA Landfill Manual or local, state or national equivalent.
- Material Recovery Facility – This recycling facility must be designed and operated in accordance to the local / national regulations. All the sorted recyclable waste from waste handling facility must be send to MRF for recycling and further treatment to produce recycled products. These products must be send to suitable markets with vendors situated within the city of outside the city boundary.
18 Communities must meet all the requirements that are within the scope of the services provided or contracted by the community.
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